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Four Ways People Sabotage Their Financial Lives

Four Ways People Sabotage Their Financial Lives

A surprising number of Americans have little in the way of investments and a sad number have none at all. One has to wonder how the non-investing fraction of our fellow[Read More…]

by July 14, 2015 Comments Money
5 Reasons It’s Still Better To Rent

5 Reasons It’s Still Better To Rent

The economy and personal finance are moving targets and that makes conventional wisdom a rear-facing metric. One topic that goes a long way back in conventional thinking is the concept[Read More…]

by August 19, 2014 Comments Money
4 Reasons the American Dream of Owning a Home is Becoming the American Nightmare

4 Reasons the American Dream of Owning a Home is Becoming the American Nightmare

This Winter put a damper on the economy, which is pretty amazing when you think about it. Even in the absence of epic snowstorms and traffic-snarling ice, winter has never[Read More…]

by May 1, 2014 Comments Money
Another Housing Bubble?  Maybe Something Worse…

Another Housing Bubble? Maybe Something Worse…

One of the frustrating things about personal finance is watching people, smart people, make the same mistakes over and over. Those bad decisions happen at the personal level, then bubble[Read More…]

by April 24, 2014 Comments Money
Reverse Mortgages Are Jumping the Shark

Reverse Mortgages Are Jumping the Shark

You’ve probably seen the television commercials.  The likes of Alex Trebek, former Senator Fred Thompson, Henry Winkler, and Pat Boone are featured, all telling you with a concerned look —[Read More…]

by March 31, 2014 Comments Money
Protect Yourself — The Dark Side of Reverse Mortgages

Protect Yourself — The Dark Side of Reverse Mortgages

You see them on TV — the parade of “B” actors talking in smooth, reassuring tones about how great a reverse mortgage can be. If it’s such a great deal,[Read More…]

by February 17, 2014 Comments Money